Clay Tiles & Islamic Design
Islamic art and architecture features geometric patterns in a variety of places: like carpets, tilework, ceramics, leather, stained glass, and more. These patterns are often combinations of repeated squares and circles to form intricate and complex designs. Calligraphy is also used to incorporate into designs in Islamic art.
This elementary art lesson introduces students to different design techniques, using symmetry, radial balance, a grid, or text, to create a geometric pattern, inspired by Islamic design.
The 12-page lesson plan includes: information about the artwork, objectives, National Core Arts Standard, materials list, procedure, and assessment, as well as resource links, and student examples for inspiration.